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This is the time when Annie’s Place has few visitors to stay, but it’s just the time for bird-watchers to come to Orkney…….here are a few of rarities, here on a flying visit, as reported by the local RSPB volunteer, Eric Meek. Slavonian Grebes, Great Northern Divers, 1000 Golden Plover on nearby Boardhouse Loch; a cattle Egret (first ever in Orkney) was found injured in Westray, while a solitary Glaucous Gull was spotted

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People do sometimes ask what the best way is to get here, so for those who might be wondering the same thing here is a quick guide. Most people come by ferry but you can fly to Kirkwall via Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness airports. It is possible to ‘do’ Orkney without a car, but if you’re flying you’ll probably want to hire a car. As Orkney is becoming more popular

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The 2015 Orkney Folk Festival in Stromness is planned for next May and the organizers are currently signing up artists from Scotland and abroad. Get your accommodation in place by well in advance by booking your holiday at Annie’s Place. All dates in May currently available, so make your choice early. So for some of the best contemporary folk performers around, check out their website at http://www.orkneyfolkfestival.com/news/hi-aye-long-time-see/ and make plans to come to Orkney between

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